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Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy: Player’s Tome [with Bonus]

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NOTE: When you order this physical Old-School Essentials book from us, you will also obtain the complimentary PDF. This particular product PDF is not an automatic process. We will email you the PDF link when we process your order. The publisher has modified their original OSE PDF distribution system, so for this and all newer OSE products the PDF will be distributed via link in an email and no longer automatically assigned. 

Manufacturer: Necrotic Gnome.

There are Free Downloads for the following items: Old-School Essentials: Author’s Notes on the Rules [PDF], Welcome to Dolmenwood [PDF], Dolmenwood Referee’s Map [PDF], Old-School Essentials Basic Rules [PDF], Old-School Essentials Underground Character Sheet [PDF], Old-School Essentials Vagabond Character Sheet [PDF], Old-School Essentials Purist Character Sheet [PDF], Old-School Essentials Third Party License [PDF], and Old-School Essentials: Adaption Guidelines [PDF]

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Old-School Essentials is an adventure role-playing game of exploration, danger, monsters, and magic. The game is intentionally rules-light, putting the focus of play on imagination, improvisation, and fun. The rules are optimized for ease of use at the table, with meticulous attention to wording and layout clarity. What’s more, Old-School Essentials is 100% compatible with the classic Basic/Expert game from 1981, meaning that decades of adventure are at your fingertips. The Advanced Fantasy addition adds reams of exciting content inspired by the ever-popular Advanced 1st Edition rules. All that delicious esoteric 1970s flavor you crave is here — assassins, poisons, drow, half-orcs, mimics, xorns, vorpal swords, ioun stones… even the dreaded tarrasque! More classes, more magic, more monsters, more options. All 100% compatible with the Basic/Expert rules and presented in the familiar Old-School Essentials style.


Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy: Player’s Tome. 248-page hardcover; A5 (Digest) size; deluxe quality sewn binding; 2 ribbon markers; endpapers printed with quick reference info.

An advanced game with a rich selection of character options and magic. The Advanced Fantasy Player’s Tome is a complete player’s guide in a deluxe hardcover book:

Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy is a “best of” old-school gaming: a complete retelling of the classic 1980s Basic/Expert game expanded with reams of extras inspired by the 1970s Advanced 1st Edition rules.

Additional information

Weight1.4 lbs
Dimensions8.5 × 6.1 × 0.9 in

Q & A

Which version is this OSE Advanced Players Handbook is this? v1.2? David Babbitt asked on August 22, 2022

The print version we have on hand is from the only print run - based on the 'Advanced' Kickstarter. That was over a year ago. We anticipate the first reprinting will be released with their upcoming Kickstarter - The "Old-School Essentials" Kickstarter. The PDF, however, has just been updated. --Eric

Stone Valley answered on August 22, 2022 store manager
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